Heads in thecloud, feet on theground –a pragmatic approachto enhancing learningthrough cloud-basedservices                ...
About Me                   Program Manager – Blackboard Consulting                   Universities, colleges and profession...
how the growing availabilityof cloud-based services isimpacting on the waytechnology is used inlearning
cloud-based services that can bedeployed by institutions to enhance thestudent experiencecloud-based technologies that, in...
Institutional movesto the cloud                      5
From in-house to out-there...                                6
what IT always needsa way to increase capacity or add capabilities• on the fly• without investing in new infrastructure,• ...
Your cloud or mine                     8
Blackboard Managed Hosting –example:• Scalability and availability• Shifting the risk• Reducing burden on resources• Exper...
Individual movesto the cloud                   1                   0
On cloud 9..and 10 and 11On cloud 2009...and 2010 and 2011Every technology we  use was created  before 2006    Rise of Web...
Characteristics of cloud-basedlearning tools:•   I need to do...•   I will find tools that do...•   I decide what•   I dec...
Impact on learning?Scenario:Group project: Public art in the City of Sheffield –            policy, practice and perceptio...
Other scenarios                  14
Impacts          15
Life in, with, alongsidethe cloud                           1                           6
What is your experience ofcombining tower and cloud?                             17                                  1    ...
Cloud controlImportant Issues to consider and investigate: Service-related  Service Resilience  Confidentiality and Priv...
Cloud control - Web2.0 SurvivalGuidehttp://web2survivalguide.wordpress.com   Briefing students   Control over personal inf...
Cloud-hoppingManchester Metropolitan University                          De Montfort                          University  ...
Managed Learning Environment                           AdministrationUniversity of Dundee       HR                        ...
What we see...
Learning Technology ecosystem                                23
Effective Use of EducationalTechnologyAlign, shape, and deliver your educational technology ecosystem                 Alig...
Thoughts?
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OWD2011 - 3 - Heads in the cloud, feet on the ground - a pragmatic approach to enhancing learning through cloud-based services - Louise Thorpe

  1. 1. Heads in thecloud, feet on theground –a pragmatic approachto enhancing learningthrough cloud-basedservices Louise Thorpe Program Manager Blackboard Consulting, EMEA
  2. 2. About Me Program Manager – Blackboard Consulting Universities, colleges and professional education Strategy, implementation and change management UK. Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Scandinavia, Italy2005-2010 Head of Academic Innovation Sheffield Hallam University2003-2005 Head of Learning Strategy and Enhancement University of Sheffield1999-2003 e-learning@shu Project Manager Sheffield Hallam University 2
  3. 3. how the growing availabilityof cloud-based services isimpacting on the waytechnology is used inlearning
  4. 4. cloud-based services that can bedeployed by institutions to enhance thestudent experiencecloud-based technologies that, in thehands of teachers and learners, impactthe conventional learning paradigmmanaging the connections betweenthe tower and the cloud OVERVIEW
  5. 5. Institutional movesto the cloud 5
  6. 6. From in-house to out-there... 6
  7. 7. what IT always needsa way to increase capacity or add capabilities• on the fly• without investing in new infrastructure,• without training new personnel,• or licensing new software.now also emerging – moving out... 7
  8. 8. Your cloud or mine 8
  9. 9. Blackboard Managed Hosting –example:• Scalability and availability• Shifting the risk• Reducing burden on resources• Expertise and scale of support• Resilience and security 9
  10. 10. Individual movesto the cloud 1 0
  11. 11. On cloud 9..and 10 and 11On cloud 2009...and 2010 and 2011Every technology we use was created before 2006 Rise of Web2.0 11
  12. 12. Characteristics of cloud-basedlearning tools:• I need to do...• I will find tools that do...• I decide what• I decide where...• I can teach myself how...• I am the designer... 12
  13. 13. Impact on learning?Scenario:Group project: Public art in the City of Sheffield – policy, practice and perception2001 – written report sometimes with images2004 – image rich presentation with voice over2007 – video with technical support and editing training2010 – mashup of video, audio, still images on YouTube 13
  14. 14. Other scenarios 14
  15. 15. Impacts 15
  16. 16. Life in, with, alongsidethe cloud 1 6
  17. 17. What is your experience ofcombining tower and cloud? 17 1 7
  18. 18. Cloud controlImportant Issues to consider and investigate: Service-related  Service Resilience  Confidentiality and Privacy  Copyright and Content Distribution  Data Security and Back-ups  Performance and Reliability  Help and Support Legislative Data Protection Intellectual Copyright Accessibility Legislation 18
  19. 19. Cloud control - Web2.0 SurvivalGuidehttp://web2survivalguide.wordpress.com Briefing students Control over personal information. Backups Deleting information Using external services in assessment 19
  20. 20. Cloud-hoppingManchester Metropolitan University De Montfort University 20
  21. 21. Managed Learning Environment AdministrationUniversity of Dundee HR Timetabling P3 NEC Exam student SITS SITS timetabling Assessment and Evaluation cards Document manager SITS eVision Quality ID assurance Management Module framework LDAP approva Programm Communication Applicants Module l guides e review Bb Previous Organisation exam Student / staff papers s QMP cloud email LO Summative SharePoin repositor Live@ED t y Safe U Skype Assign QMP Bb Formative Facebook Adobe My Dundee Gradeboo Terminal4 Connect k (Blackboard) Maple TA School and MS Video Progress central Web Bb LO LO streaming test pages Mobil Wiki Journa iTunes e l U PDP & Exam Lecture portfolios online Twitter capture Self & Peer LO Assessmen Blogs t EvaSy WordPress Library s blogs eBook Windows search 7 SOE s Survey Service DasMan Digitisation JournalsGuide to the MLE Diagram•Systems from the same supplier are presented in Moodle PURE Box of QMP Surveys Responsethe same colour repositor Broadcast Ware•Integrated systems are joined y s•Solid margins indicate the existing systems Thesis Poll•Dotted margins indicate new systems store Everywher•Some systems are core, and some peripheral e•The MLE is supported by extensive systems and 21underpins a wide range of L&T activities within theSchools Learning and Teaching
  22. 22. What we see...
  23. 23. Learning Technology ecosystem 23
  24. 24. Effective Use of EducationalTechnologyAlign, shape, and deliver your educational technology ecosystem Alignment Capacity DeliveryInstitutional Strategy Staffing Faculty & Learner Support• Mission • Leadership & Management • Learning Support• Vision & Goals • Professional Development • Programmatic Support• Executive Leadership • Competencies & Skills Portfolio • Learner & Educator Outreach• Organizational Strategy • Performance Management • Training & Development Programs• Learner & Educator Experience • Recruiting & RetentionAlignment & Planning Continuous Improvement Educational Technology Support• Program Design & Alignment • Change Management • Outreach Programs• Capacity Planning • Portfolio & Program Management • Issue Escalation & Resolution• Compliance • Metrics & Analysis • Process Integration• Policies & Governance • Quality Improvement • Quality Assurance• Service Alignment • Resource Utilization • Service Management• Financial & Budgetary Planning • Review & EvaluationEducational Technology Strategy Educational Technology Architecture Operations & Maintenance• Educational Systems & Technology • Technology Quilt • Educational Systems Support• Contingency & Sustainability Planning • Learning Infrastructure & Services • Technology Lifecycle• Data Lifecycle Design • Data Infrastructure & Services • Technology Migration & Renewal• Long-Term Technology Planning • Content Infrastructure & Services • Performance Monitoring & Testing• Platform & Infrastructure Strategy • Mobile Infrastructure & Services • Messaging Infrastructure & Services • Availability, Recovery & Redundancy • Security 24
  25. 25. Thoughts?

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